03/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bike On Steroids Could Be The Car Of The Future

The ZEM is a Zero Emissions Machine, from a Swiss company of the same name. One that "promotes, develops, produces and deals with sustainable mobility systems mainly in Europe, and provides consulting on environment, ecology and sustainability."

Originally designed as a four person human powered vehicle, so it could carry around a car-less family in comfort, the ZEM is also now available in the two person version pictured here. An important difference with the ZEM and other multi-person pedalcraft is each rider pedals at their own strength, rather than trying to keep up with the fittest.

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